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Giò di Busca (Giovanni Maria Malerba di Busca) was born in Milan on May 19, 1959. His mother was a biologist, his father was a successful lawyer and businessman. The passion that both of his parents had for art, as enthusiastic collectors, allowed the innate qualities of Giò di Busca to be developed and polished at an early age: some important friends of the family played a prominent role in this process, such as Professor Oreste Marini, a key figure in Mantuan chiarismo and the mentor of the little Giò di Busca from the tender age of six. He was also influenced by the well-known art critic Gustavo Predaval, and later, the multi-talented French artist Emile Gilioli. After having successfully concluded his schooling (artistic high school in Milan and Architecture in Venice, which later became his adopted city), Giò di Busca rapidly established himself, both nationally and internationally, as an architect and a versatile designer, obtaining prestigious contracts and numerous awards for his remarkable talent. His characteristics are instinctivity, speed in execution, a great sense of spatiality and an intuition that is often misunderstood as madness, but in reality makes Giò di Busca able to anticipate trends and events. Giò di Busca is a highly sophisticated painter and sculptor, who knows how to combine monumentality and detail, showing great volumetric imagination in his work and a consequent ability to control light and measurement. His works represent the product of a merger of cultures that are in part distant. This difficult rereading and reworking of the past performed in an intuitive and sometimes animalistic manner unmistakably characterizes his artistic genius. Giò di Busca's works manifest an insatiable desire for creative reworking, carried out through a mysterious spirit of inner exploration accompanied by extraordinary manual skill. All of Giò di Busca's works are an expression of his indomitable unconscious spirit that surprises the artist first of all, pushing him to seek out and represent modern impressions that are always new, sustained, projected and renewed by a careful and forever unsatisfied artistic appetite, with the aim of displaying and representing his statement/testimony in the best manner possible (through sculptures, paintings and drawings). This is the source of the poignant nostalgia for that crystalline beauty represented by the continuous references to nature, to music, to the ancient but also to the future… A beauty that Giò di Busca would like not only to recall, but also to defend from destruction, giving it an interior dimension that is both intimist and at the same time solid and concrete. Giò di Busca currently divides his time and creativity between Venice, Desenzano del Garda, Milan and Paris, constantly accompanied and supported by his unavoidable four-legged assistants, Cleò and Kora.